Prof Dr Rob Hope of the School of Geography and Environment of the University of Oxford, UK called on Dhaka University Vice Chancellor Prof Dr AAMS Arefin Siddique at the latter’s university office on Wednesday.
He was accompanied by Alex Fischer, a PhD student of the University of Oxford.
During the meeting, they discussed possibilities of strengthening ongoing joint collaborative academic and research programmes being conducted by the two institutions.
The UK professor expressed his willingness to provide more support to DU faculties for conducting research on environmental science.
Director of the Institute of Disaster Management and Vulnerability Studies of DU Prof Dr Mahbuba Nasreen, chairman of the Department of Development Studies Prof Dr M Abu Eusuf and some other PhD students of the University of Oxford from Bangladesh were present on this occasion.